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Old 16-07-2021, 08:13 PM   #11
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Nice, mates got one and all good other than the electrics, he re-wired it.
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Old 17-07-2021, 06:47 AM   #12
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"New bike clean" is a very difficult thing to achieve.... Enjoy it (some cracking weather for riding!).
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Old 17-07-2021, 08:09 AM   #13
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Congrats on the new bike

As another chap has said, I’d be looking to coat the bike in XCP rust blocker.

I had my new bike delivered a month ago and I will also only ride in the nice weather, but I’m safe in the knowledge I spent the time detailing the bike and coating it all just in case.

If I’m not mistaken, royal Enfield are made in China now? I’d just be cautious about the build quality. So protect it as much as you can

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Old 17-07-2021, 09:19 PM   #14
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Interesting choice of bike - hope it brings many smiles-per-miles

You mentioned exhaust - i used these guys when i had my Bonnie - great sounding exhausts at a decent price.

https://www.tecbikeparts.com/product...terceptor-650/
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Old 18-07-2021, 07:22 AM   #15
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Congrats on the new bike

As another chap has said, I’d be looking to coat the bike in XCP rust blocker.

I had my new bike delivered a month ago and I will also only ride in the nice weather, but I’m safe in the knowledge I spent the time detailing the bike and coating it all just in case.

If I’m not mistaken, royal Enfield are made in China now? I’d just be cautious about the build quality. So protect it as much as you can

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I think they’re all mostly made in India - RE are a huge presence over there.

Mind you, they have a massive technology and engineering centre in the U.K. and are in both North and South America now.

Interesting to see if they’ve made any ‘performance’ parts for these bikes yet after buying up Harris Performance…

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Old 19-07-2021, 09:01 AM   #16
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Congrats on the new bike

As another chap has said, I’d be looking to coat the bike in XCP rust blocker.

I had my new bike delivered a month ago and I will also only ride in the nice weather, but I’m safe in the knowledge I spent the time detailing the bike and coating it all just in case.

If I’m not mistaken, royal Enfield are made in China now? I’d just be cautious about the build quality. So protect it as much as you can

Safe riding


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As Cueball has said, Royal Enfields are all made in India now. I believe they stepped up the quality of their production lines and factories over there too when they started making the interceptor. The Bullets were always a bit hit and miss with quality, but I've not heard that about the Interceptors.

I have a three year unlimited mileage warranty with it, which is pretty good for a brand new bike that cost under £6000 I think.

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Interesting choice of bike - hope it brings many smiles-per-miles

You mentioned exhaust - i used these guys when i had my Bonnie - great sounding exhausts at a decent price.

https://www.tecbikeparts.com/product...terceptor-650/
Thanks, I have the Tec Exhaust on my "maybe" list for future mods - it sounds lovely in some videos I've seen. almost half the price of the Scorpions, which sounded amazing on the test bike I took out - but the Scorpions are BS marked etc so definitely legal (with the baffles in!).

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"New bike clean" is a very difficult thing to achieve.... Enjoy it (some cracking weather for riding!).
I'll give it a good clean at some point, It'll give me an excuse to buy some more products Motorcycle specific cleaning stuff .

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I think they’re all mostly made in India - RE are a huge presence over there.

Mind you, they have a massive technology and engineering centre in the U.K. and are in both North and South America now.

Interesting to see if they’ve made any ‘performance’ parts for these bikes yet after buying up Harris Performance…

Lot of aftermarket performance stuff out there, but not anything I've seen direct from RE yet.
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Old 19-07-2021, 09:04 AM   #17
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I'm now 78 miles into the 300 miles of sub 4k revs running in. It has its first service at 300 miles and I've got that booked in for the 11th August as it was the earliest they could fit me in - so I'm trying to ration myself to make sure I can keep riding it

Been going out later in the evening though at the mo, because it's just too hot during the day. I didn't want it getting too hot during its first 100 miles at least so decided to stay out of the really hot sun for the first few days, what with it only being air/oil cooled

Still loving it though.....
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Old 19-07-2021, 10:53 AM   #18
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I don't think you have anything to worry about with our temperatures. Think what it is like in India most of the time.

I have an air cooled bike and the temperature of the oil got to 110°C on Sunday. After just 10 or 15 minutes of being switched off the oil cools very quickly.

Depending on the number of times you have taken the bike out to get to 78 miles you may actually do it more harm than good to not do a good long journey incorporating many changes of revs, gear changes and the odd pull of acceleration.

Being an old fart I do like the simplicity look of your bike.

ETA: That 110°C is considered the normal operating temperature according to the FSM. Most of the time the oil isn't that hot when I check it at the end of a ride of maybe 35 to 40 miles.

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Old 19-07-2021, 11:24 AM   #19
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Thanks Andy, that's a good point about the temps in India compared to here!

I've been doing trips of around 15-20 miles (finding round trips along various roads and speed limits etc and the odd incline) rather than just nipping into town which is only about three miles each way.

Maybe I won't worry too much about the temps then as I may well be being overly cautious. I just didn't want to do anything to cause any damage given that I plan to keep this bike for quite some time
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